Newly grown-up Dakota's role in Push calls for her to deliver more adult moments - including a drunk scene
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Djimon, who switches to a bad guy role in the futuristic flick, was accompanied to the LA premiere by his partner Kimora Lee Simmons who is expecting their baby this year
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Blooming Dakota Fanning takes on edgy role in return to sci-fi genre

30 JANUARY 2009
It seems only yesterday that Dakota Fanning, then aged ten, starred as Tom Cruise's daughter in War Of The Worlds. Four years on she's back and all grown up on the red carpet for the premiere of another sci-fi thriller - Push.

Looking far more sophisticated than her 14 years, the blooming starlet had chosen a mink coloured strapless gown to join Djimon Hounsou and other co-stars at the LA screening.

It's not just Georgia-born Dakota's appearance which is maturing. She's also accepting edgier roles these days. In this latest outing she plays a rebellious pink-haired clairvoyant who, along with other US nationals with extraordinary powers, flees to Hong Kong to escape a clandestine US government agency.

Djimon also moves into new territory with Push, departing from his usual 'good guy' role to portray the film's baddie, Agent Henry Carver. The film also stars Fantastic Four actor Chris Evans as someone who can transport objects with his mind, and 10,000 BC actress Camille Belle.

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